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Items to be picked up stolen

A student reported that on May 12, he left the following items in his room located in HH3, to be picked up by his friend on May 14: a $2,000 Twin head laptop computer, a $150 TI-89 calculator, a $100 Ckei sleeping bag, a $150 Delsui suitcase, a $150 three-inch sword, a $100 silver necklace with stone Buddha, $100 camper shoes, a $200 Banana Republic brown leather jacket, a $100 red jacket with blue stripes, assorted clothes valued at $1,200 and a bag of assorted medications valued at $300. His friend did not pick up the items as planned, and when the victim returned on May 17 he found his room door open, with noted items missing and the remaining property in disarray.

Development computer nabbed

An employee reported that between 10 a.m. May 13 and 2 p.m. May 14, someone stole a $5,000 Dell Poweredge 4300 computer, serial number 1BZNX, from the Office of Development.

Cars broken into

At 5:20 p.m. May 27, employees reported finding two vehicles broken into at the Hillsborough Road overflow lot at the corner of 15th Street. Both vehicles were parked in the lot around 8:30 a.m. The first vehicle had the front driver's side window broken and an Alpine compact disc player stolen, and also suffered damage to the dashboard. The damage to that vehicle is estimated at $580. The second vehicle had the passenger side front window broken and a Sony compact disc player stolen. The damage to that vehicle is estimated at $440.

Four-wheeler pilfered

A visitor reported that sometime between 6 p.m. May 25 and 4:30 a.m. May 26, while her truck was parked in Parking Garage 2, someone stole her blue $2,200 E-ton Viper 90 four-wheeler from the back of her truck.

Bike swiped

A student reported that sometime between April 24 and 12:27 p.m. April 28, someone stole her secured $250 blue Giant/Cyprus bicycle from the stair railing between dormitories A and B of the West-Edens Link.

Credit Union card pinched

On March 24, an employee reported that someone stole from her purse her Duke Credit Union "Combo Card" from Duke North 5600. At least $735 was charged to her card after it was stolen. On April 28, a warrant was served on former Duke employee Kenneth Lawrence Scott, DOB Nov. 1, 1961. He was charged with financial transaction card fraud, placed under $1,000 secured bond and sent to the Durham County Jail. He could not be reached for comment.

Stone stolen

An employee reported that between 8 p.m. April 25 and 3:31 p.m. May 1, someone stole 40 square feet of blue stone valued at $600 from the Center for Human Disease loading dock.

Items taken from Alspaugh room

A student reported that between 12 p.m. May 3 and 10:40 p.m. May 6, someone entered his unlocked room located in Alspaugh Dormitory and stole his $250 Sony digital camera, his $10 laundry detergent and toiletries valued at $30.

Student charged for underage possession

At 2:33 a.m. April 27, a Duke Police officer responded to the third-floor commons in Edens 1C, in reference to excessive noise and underage drinking. Subsequent investigation resulted in Jon Wedrogowski, DOB Feb. 11, 1983, being charged with underage possession of a malt beverage. He was given a June 10 court date. Wedrogowski could not be reached for comment.

Rearview mirror broken

An employee reported that she parked her car at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at the 500 block of Oregon Street, and when she returned to her vehicle at 6 a.m. May 27, she found her passenger side rearview mirror broken and hanging by a wire. The damage is estimated at $500.

Palm Pilot palmed

An employee reported that between 12 p.m. May 22 and 8 a.m. May 23, someone stole his $300 Palm Pilot from the Duke Health Clinic located at 4020 North Roxboro Rd.

Taxi fare unpaid

At 11:58 p.m. May 23, a Durham's Best taxi driver arrived at the Emergency Department with a passenger who had no money to pay for her $22.80 fare. Shelia Dew was charged with defrauding a taxi and given a July 7 court date. She could not be reached for comment.

Pants pilfered

An employee reported that around 12:50 p.m. May 8, while he was in the shower in Brodie Gymnasium, someone entered his secured locker and removed his pants. He found his pants in a locker to the left of his. He did not leave anything of value in the pants so nothing was stolen.

Coins, cigs taken

An employee reported that between 3:12 p.m. May 9 and 2 a.m. May 11, while his vehicle was parked in the Allen Building parking lot, someone broke a $150 window and stole $2.50 in coins and a $5 pack of Newport cigarettes.


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